Top 7 Effective Tips for Weight Loss

Losing weight is not easy. I know because I used to be overweight. It takes some time for me to shed the excess pounds. Without the motivation and encouragement from family and friends, I'd probably still be overweight by now.

I'd like to give back by sharing these tips that helped me lose weight. But I must warn you that weight loss doesn't happen overnight. It took me almost a year to achieve a healthy weight. So if you don't feel any progress for weeks, just keep going. Your effort will soon pay off.
Here they are:

1.       Don’t skip meals
One of the reasons why people are having a hard time in losing weight is because they have this habit of skipping meals, thinking that they could eventually lose excess pounds with this strategy. If you’re one of those with this kind of mindset then listen up. Skipping meals especially breakfast won’t help. It would only contribute to weight gain as you tend to eat more and crave for unhealthy food.

If you want to lose weight, you must make sure that you do not skip the most important meal of the day – your breakfast. Studies reveal that people who tend to skip their breakfast are most likely to reach out to unhealthy, sugar-laden food all throughout the day. So start your day right with a healthy meal.

2.       Bring along a bag of healthy snacks
What happened to people when they go hungry is that they tend to eat whatever food they could grab. And because unhealthy foods are the most accessible, these are usually what they consume.

Learn to break this habit by bringing along a bag of healthy snacks wherever you go – be it in your workplace or even when meeting your friends. Pack a bag of healthy nuts like almonds, some pretzels, and a medium-sized apple. Do it and you’ll find yourself in lesser chances of craving for fat-laden foods.

4.       Keep moving
Physical activity is undoubtedly one of the important aspects of losing weight. You don’t necessarily have to sign up for gym membership. There are many ways on how you could keep moving.

You may take the stairs instead the elevator, park your car a little way further from the place you used to, or doing your favorite sport. The important thing here is you move. For best results, make sure you spend at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.

5.       Get rid of white stuff
These include processed carbohydrates, sugar, and salt. High intake of these products are among the major reasons why people are overweight and now suffering from lifestyle diseases including heart attack. While you totally cannot eliminate them but at least, make a conscious effort in keeping your intake of these products in moderation or better yet, opt for their healthier version (e.g. honey for sweetening food instead of the usual table sugar).

6.       Increase your water intake
Water is vital to life and to weight loss. Increasing your water intake keeps you hydrated and will keep you full, decreasing your chances for grabbing a bottle of soda or a bowl of chips. Studies have it that by drinking a glass of water before any meal could help you control your appetite and portions. What’s more, water has a role to play in your metabolism. So, if you want to be successful with weight loss, you better start increasing your water intake.

7.       Get enough sleep

Sleep isn’t just beneficial in your concentration or in your creativity; it also helps in weight loss. People who tend to sleep for less than 6 hours each day gain weight because lack of sleep often result to cravings of high carbohydrate and sugary food. This is the body’s way of keeping your energy up.  

Do you have more weight loss tips to share?


2 comments :

  1. i love this post, snacking is where i definitely fall down!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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